"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a ...
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.
Good. 0394464354 Good; Hardcover, Missing Jacket; Moderate wear to covers with fading to the edges; Blank ink splatter mark to top of page 154, otherwise unmarked pages; Tight binding with minor lean to spine; Black cloth covers with title in silver lettering along spine; 1972, Random House Publishing; 206 pages; "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, " by Hunter S. Thompson.
Very Good. 0394464354 Packaged carefully to protect the corners...Stated 1st edition with 97532468 number line, Very Good/Good+ DJ in Mylar, price-clipped dustjacket has tiny chips at head & heel of spine, creases at top edge of front panel, short tear & tiny stain on rear, 2 long creases on rear flap, in new Mylar, book has slight cock, thin remainder mark on top edge of textblock, no markings found, 1 interior page creased at top corner, sound binding, fading at top edge of boards under DJ. Pics available on request.
Good. 0394464354 Stated First Edition 97532468. DJ is in Good Condition, no tears, price intact $5.95, moderately light creasing. Book is in Good Condition. Binding good with minor lean to spine, name to top of ffp, small ink scribble on rfp, light soiling/foxing to text block, no remainder mark. Pictures on request. We grade conservatively.
Steadman, Ralph. Fair with Cocked Spine in Fair jacket. Hardcover First appeared in Rolling Stone magazine, issue 95, November 11, 1971 and 96, November 25, 1971 by "Raoul Duke" (Thompson) Illustrations appeared in same issues. Textblock is unmarked. But Pages 30/31, 39, 64, 137, 146/47, 154, 177, 188, and page designating Part One have black ink speckles are intentional. Textblock edges are dust-soiled and stained. Binding is tight. Spine is cocked. Gray boards have fading top and bottom front & back. Blind figure of Thompson sitting on suitcase on front board. Dust jacket is not price-clipped with small dog ear upper right front overflap. Light shelf wear in the usual places. Jacket has moderate soil and stains. Bookplate on first free end page. A previous owner's embossed seal on second free end page.
Ralph Steadman. Very Good. No markings, tight, clean. Bump to bottom front edge of cover. Light fading to board edges. Two small tears to the edge of the dust jacket, light creasing to dust jacket flaps, in a protective cover, $5.95 on the front flap. Stated First Edition with number line starting with 2.
Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0394464354. First printing. Light foxing on top edge, else very good in a very good (light corner crease on front flap, tiny closed edge tear on rear panel) dust jacket.; 206 pages.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Random House. 1973. 206 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Bound in grey boards with blindstamped Dr. Gonzo on the front cover. Black cloth spine with silver titles. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Boards lightly sunned at the extremities. Photos sent upon request. 492; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 206 pages.
Hunter S. Thompson wrote this story based on past events in his life. After reading through this story, your view of how crazy someone?s life can really be will b e changed forever. The stories he tells throughout the book are completely insane and usually drug induced. Humor throughout the book is pretty prevalent. I found myself laughing out loud throughout much of it. Much of the humor isn?t because of him saying something funny but rather the outrageousness of the situations. These situations would include attending police conventions and casinos while heavily under the influence of hallucinogens, uppers, downers, and intoxicants. However funny the story was, the plot was sometimes hard to follow. As well as the plot, the characters in the story were sometimes hard to follow along with. I couldn?t tell if Thomson was referring to himself or to another person. Fortunately there is a movie to go along with the book. I have not seen it yet but I feel it might clear up some questions that I have about the story. For the grand total I would give this book three stars only because of the hardness to follow of the plot and characters. The funniness and ridiculousness of the story made up for the negative side. I would recommend this story to someone who enjoys reading nonfiction and fiction stories.
Oct 5, 2007
Just an overall good book. Was very funny, really enphasized on the drug reallity of whichever drug it was they did. Not that I would know. but I watched the movie before I read the book so it was kinda all too expected.
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